NLN In Your Community - Portland, Maine | October 27-28, 2017

How to Teach Thinking

New nurses require well-developed clinical reasoning skills in order to deliver safe, effective, and compassionate care. Preparing students for practice demands that academic and practice-based educators use transformative strategies to develop clinical reasoning skills. Good teaching leads the learner to know the content; great teaching guides the learner to use the content.

This interactive workshop will highlight the known areas of risk as we transition our students through coursework and into professional practice. You will 1) get hands-on experiences in using the NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking to develop solid debriefing techniques; and 2) practice debriefing techniques surrounding those known areas of risk with feedback from the experts.   

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify issues specific to transition to practice.
  2. Define measureable objectives for success.
  3. Discuss the essential elements of the NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking.
  4. Demonstrate skills in guiding critical conversations in the following areas: Classroom, Simulation Clinical, and Post-clinical

Facilitator: Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A
Excelsior Deputy Director, NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology
National League for Nursing